Marino Joins Race For Ulysses Town Supervisor
For many weeks, it has seemed that Trumansburg Village Board member Chris Thomas would be the nominee of the Ulysses Democrats for the position of Town Supervisor. Allen Carstensen announced his intention to compete against Thomas for the nomination, but it seemed that many of the politically-active Democrats in Ulysses would side with Thomas.
Then, Thomas began to talk about his ideas for the town, including many that make most Democrats here uncomfortable: Privatizing Trumansburg’s ambulance service, to require residents to pay if they don’t have insurance coverage, pushing through another project akin to Water District 5, and describing rural broadband service as something unnecessary for Ulysses residents.
Apparently, these policy positions caused such concern that some Ulysses Democrats began looking for another alternative to Thomas. Roxanne Marino, who has a great deal of experience on the Town Board already, has stepped forward, and intends to seek the nomination at the Democratic caucus.
Carstensen has obtained the endorsement of the Tompkins County Green Party, and having successfully submitted the required number of petition signatures, will be on the ballot regardless of who the Democratic nominee is.
The Ulysses Democratic caucus will be held this coming Monday evening at the Trumansburg Firehouse, open to all registered Democrats in the town. People wishing to vote must sign in between 7:00 and 7:15 PM.